Linnaeus Soil Testing
Soil

"Understanding the vast kingdom
beneath our feet is the first step
in building healthy, carbon-rich
soil and healing landscapes."

 

BIOLOGICAL

(BACTERIA, FUNGI & MYCORRHIZAE)

The Microbe Wise test can identify and quantify the biomass of 10 different groups of microbes in a soil or compost sample and provides detailed information that can help manage the microbiology of the soil to increase the microbial health and productivity in the soil or compost. Microbe Wise uses molecular markers unique to each different species of microbe to accurately measure what and how many microbes there are in the soil.

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STANDARD TESTS
COMPOST MATURITY

Like almost all living creatures, microbes produce carbon dioxide (CO2) as part of their normal activity. By measuring the amount of CO2 produced by the sample over a certain time, the level of microbial activity in the sample can be calculated. As compost matures, the amount of microbial activity and volatile N compounds reduce. By measuring these two variables, the level of maturity of the compost can be calculated. In addition, any problems, such as nitrogen imbalance or lack of aeration can also be indicated.

MICROBE WISE

For Microbe Wise, the measurements are taken directly from the sample provided and are reported as:

  • Total microorganisms
  • Total bacteria
  • Total fungi
    • Prokaryotes
      • Pseudomonas
      • Actinomycetes
      • Anaerobic bacteria
      • Gram positive bacteria
      • Gram negative bacteria
  • Eukaryotes
    • Protozoa
    • Mycorrhizal fungi

Additional information can be calculated, such as:

  • Nutrient solubilisation rate
  • Nutrient cycling rate
  • Disease resistance
  • Drought resistance
  • Nutrient accessibility (VAM)
  • Residue breakdown rate
STANDARD TESTS
COMPOST MATURITY

Like almost all living creatures, microbes produce carbon dioxide (CO2) as part of their normal activity. By measuring the amount of CO2 produced by the sample over a certain time, the level of microbial activity in the sample can be calculated. As compost matures, the amount of microbial activity and volatile N compounds reduce. By measuring these two variables, the level of maturity of the compost can be calculated. In addition, any problems, such as nitrogen imbalance or lack of aeration can also be indicated.

MICROBE WISE

For Microbe Wise, the measurements are taken directly from the sample provided and are reported as:

  • Total microorganisms
  • Total bacteria
  • Total fungi
    • Prokaryotes
      • Pseudomonas
      • Actinomycetes
      • Anaerobic bacteria
      • Gram positive bacteria
      • Gram negative bacteria
  • Eukaryotes
    • Protozoa
    • Mycorrhizal fungi

Additional information can be calculated, such as:

  • Nutrient solubilisation rate
  • Nutrient cycling rate
  • Disease resistance
  • Drought resistance
  • Nutrient accessibility (VAM)
  • Residue breakdown rate
Other types of Soil Testing Include: